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Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 7/12/2013 at 7:03AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 84. Breezy. Winds from the NE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Friday night: Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain, then a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 70. Winds from the NE at [...]

Ozone Howard Little League takes District 27 tournament
Ozone Howard Little League takes District 27 tournament
South Queens Courier Staff 7/03/2013 at 2:41PM

BENJAMIN FANG Their teamwork paid off. The Ozone Howard Little League’s age 10-11 division won the Queens District 27 tournament on June 30, besting the Rockaway Little League in a three-game series. “This was an overall team effort and a great accomplishment for these kids,” Ozone Howard’s manager John Miden said. “They played hard and [...]

NYC pilot to extend school day for sixth graders
NYC pilot to extend school day for sixth graders
Education & Kids Cristabelle Tumola 6/19/2013 at 10:40AM

The last bell will ring two and a half hours later for 2,000 of the city’s sixth graders starting this fall. A pilot program will provide additional literacy training at 20 middle schools with high-needs students, including five in Queens, according to the Department of Education (DOE). The schools are also part of a 40-school [...]

Op-Ed: Solidarity with Oklahoma
News Op-Ed 6/07/2013 at 2:51PM

BY ASSEMBLYMEMBER PHILLIP GOLDFEDER When Sandy arrived seven months ago, my district, my community, and my family were severely impacted and our lives forever changed. Our neighborhoods, our businesses, and our homes were torn into pieces, flooded and burned down and our families left to rebuild their lives with uncertainty and despair. We survived in [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 5/16/2013 at 7:28AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Mostly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 73. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Thursday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 55. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the North after midnight. EVENT OF THE DAY: Queens New Music [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 5/03/2013 at 7:44AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Partly cloudy. High of 63. Breezy. Winds from the ENE at 10 to 20 mph. Friday night: Clear. Low of 50. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the NE after midnight. EVENT OF THE DAY: Jamaica Meets Spain At 8 p.m., the cultures of Jamaica and Spain will [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 4/30/2013 at 8:07AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Tuesday: Overcast in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 66. Winds from the East at 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 48. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Louis Armstrong at Freedomland – Never Before Heard Recordings of an American Icon, a [...]

Assemblymember Goldfeder announces Summer Reading Challenge
Assemblymember Goldfeder announces Summer Reading Challenge
Education & Kids Terence M. Cullen 4/28/2013 at 11:49AM

Kids can keep their minds sharp this summer with another chapter of the state Assembly’s Summer Reading Challenge. The program looks to beat the “summer slide” in which kids may not keep up with reading while school’s out. Sponsored by Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder, this year’s theme is “Dig into reading” for children; for tweens it’s [...]

MTA cuts shuttle service to Sandy-ravaged Rockaways
MTA cuts shuttle service to Sandy-ravaged Rockaways
South Terence M. Cullen 4/24/2013 at 9:11AM

Local and citywide leaders say the MTA is throwing the Rockaways under the bus. Public Advocate Bill de Blasio joined with Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder and Councilmember Donovan Richards in Far Rockaway on Friday, April 19 to decry the decreased shuttle bus service to the Sandy-affected peninsula. A train service to the Rockaways last ran on [...]

Pols call on city to reimburse out-of-pocket Sandy repair costs
Pols call on city to reimburse out-of-pocket Sandy repair costs
South Queens Courier Staff 4/23/2013 at 3:31PM

Since Sandy ravaged the tristate area, homeowners battling with insurance companies have resorted to paying for damages out of their own pockets. “Right now, we’re using our savings,” said Rose Miller, 86, of Belle Harbor. “I keep my fingers crossed every time I take money out. We’re holding our breath with each payment.” Initially, residents [...]